There will be other wars in the future, including the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4), the Beast's campaign to rule the world ( Revelation 13:5-8), the Battle of Armageddon( Revelation 19:11-21), and Satan's Last Stand ( Revelation 20:7-10) after the Thousand Year Reign of Christ.
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Aug. 22, 2014
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom... - Matthew 24:6-7b (Jesus)
When Jesus predicted the early stages of the End Times, He taught that there would be "wars and rumors of wars." He was probably referring to the state of the world in our days. There have always been wars, but in the last century they have been worse than ever. World Wars I and II, the development of nuclear warfare, and the rise of modern terrorism have made the world a dangerous place. According to GlobalSecurity.org's website, "The World at War," there are about40 wars being fought at any given time.
A new report from the Institute for Economics and Peace reveals that "Only 11 countries in the WORLD are not involved in conflict." The study says that the world is getting progressively less peaceful since 2007.
Jesus said "nation will rise against nation." The Greek word for nation is ethnos, and it is derived from etho, meaning "forming a custom, culture." So Jesus' prophecy was not just about one country versus another, but about "ethnic" groups fighting each other. It includes racial conflict and religious wars. Today's headlines are loaded with bad news about these ethnic wars. Russia is invading Ukraine. Israel and the Palestinians are bombing each other. The worst Islamic jihadist group yet, the "Islamic State" (also called ISIS and ISIL) is butchering people of other religions and political viewpoints. And even in America, where the Civil War guaranteed emancipation of slaves, and where the Civil Rights movement and legislation of the '60's prevailed, there is racial rioting on the streets of Ferguson, MO.
We can't know just when Jesus will return again, and He warned us not to set dates. But this period of ethnic wars should be a wake-up call for anyone who doesn't believe that prophecy is being fulfilled in our times.
Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers.
Out of 162 countries, 151 of the world's nations are currently involved in some form of conflict.
Even more depressingly, the study from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) shows that the world getting progressively less peaceful since 2007.
South Korean Marines fired artillery shells across a disputed sea border Monday after North Korean shells from a live fire drill conducted by Pyongyang fell into the water south of the frontier.Technically, the Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war since 1953 when the war there ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Lately North Korea has been frustrated with the slow pace of improvement in ties with the U.S. and South Korea. They have threatened to conduct a fourth nuclear test in the near future.
NATO's top military commander said on Sunday Russia had built up a "very sizable" force on its border with Ukraine and Moscow may have a region in another ex-Soviet republic, Moldova, in its sights after annexing Crimea.NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe is U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlov. According to him the 28-nation alliance needs to improve its readiness for possible conflict.
“The nation is not yet organized or fully equipped” to detect clandestine nuclear activities across the globe, and in most cases “current solutions are either inadequate, or more often, do not exist.”The report explains that current methods of treaty verification and inspections are not adequate.
''If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about a massive nuclear disaster and the US will never be safe,'' Kim said in his New Year message, broadcast on state television.
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